Well. It’s been four months since I’ve posted something. It’s crazy to think that that much time has past – I’m surprised if anyone remembers this blog’s existence. At least I still get views for my Verite post lol. Things have been hectic with exam preparation and work and everything in-between. Excuses aside, today I’ll be showing you the Makeup Revolution ‘New-trals vs Neutrals’, a 16 pan eyeshadow palette which cost £6.99 from Superdrug.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a predominantly warm-toned palette with 1 cool-tone pretty much. The highlight of the palette is definitely the unconventional dark pink tones although the colours range from a creamy off-white to a dark shimmery purple. I would say that most of the eyeshadows are medium toned, meaning that the palette lacks options for a dark colour apart from a dark brown and dark purple. Concerning the ratio of matte to shimmer I think it’s about 2/3 matte, 1/3 shimmer? Some of the shimmer shades are full out glitter whilst others have a subtle sheen or very sparse, fine glitter.
You also get their Pro 1989 double-ended brush, whatever that means. But it’s welcome change from Sleek’s sponged tipped applicators.
WHAT THEY SAY:
It claims to have a ‘new super-elite formulation’ which gives the eyeshadows more impact, make them easier to blend and means it has a butter-like application.
WHAT I SAY:
Wow. This is the first time I have out-right gasped when swatching eyeshadows. Whilst I’ll mainly be singing this palette’s praises there are two negatives that I want to address first. I’m sad to say that I was disappointed with the two lightest shades, (Bias and Cool). Both shades were quite similar in tone, and both barely showed up when swatching them on my arm. Bias took about five swipes and still didn’t show tut tut. On the lid it shows a little but I have several other shadows that do a better job with less work. The only other negative that I could think of is that these colours may not be everyone’s cup of tea, due to the nature of the colours. I know definitely my mum thinks having pink eyeshadow makes you look like you have an eye infection!
On to the positives, apart from Bias and Cool, all the other colours are so pigmented it’s hard to believe this palette was so cheap. For the swatches it only took one or two swipes and BAM, opaque. Definitely, the pinks were the stand-outs, being so buttery and smooth. In fact, all of the shadows were buttery and applied like a dream so a thumbs up to Makeup Revolution for the texture of the eyeshadows. Also, can you see the shimmery goodness that is Adapt, Buff and Suit? Fablous~
4.5 out of 5!
Easy on the wallet (each colour costs just 44p), unique colours (Tone maybe a dup from Lime Crime’s Venus palette?), great pigmentation, easy to get hold of. Minus point five for Bias and Cool, but there are so many other great things that the positives greatly out-weight the negatives. Check out the swatches below and let me know what you think in the comments!
The top row:
(Up to down) – Bias, Neutral, Personal, Vogue, Trend, New-Tral, Tone, Custom
And here’s the bottom row:
(Up to down) – Cool, Style, Partial, Mode, Adapt, Buff, Suit, Strong